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Meet OTHERS Creator JJ Dowdell at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch

October 04, 2023

MANCHESTER – Just in time for Halloween, local author JJ Dowdell will read from, discuss, and sign copies of OTHERS: Part II - Metamorphosis, Book Two of his thriller trilogy-in-progress, 7 PM Wednesday, October 25 at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch.

OTHERS: Part II – Metamorphosis carries forward the story that originated in 2022’s OTHERS: Part I – The Child, released in eBook, paperback and hardcover by Amazon Publishing. There will be an opportunity to purchase both books at the event.

The series centers on a young girl who is tormented by demons that invade her dreams, intent on destroying her before she reaches her destiny. While her family and teachers struggle to grasp the situation, her only ally is a police officer. She finds truth in dreams, until the night that dreams and reality begin to merge and new terrors unfold.

A native of Binghamton, New York, raised in Brooklyn, Dowdell studied Journalism and Communication at Long Island University. The suspense master raised his three children in Manalapan and settled in Ocean County with his wife Helena.

Please register at for this free program. For more information, stop by the OCL Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive, or call (732) 657-7600.

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